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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Via \Vi"a\ (v[imac]"[.a] or v[=e]"[.a]), n. [L. See Way.] A road or way. [1913 Webster] Via Lactea [L.] (Astron.), the Milky Way, or Galaxy. See Galaxy, 1. Via media [L.] (Theol.), the middle way; -- a name applied to their own position by the Anglican high-churchmen, as being between the Roman Catholic Church and what they term extreme Protestantism. [1913 Webster]